The Pension Office administers one pension plan and a number of benefit plans on behalf of the participating employers of these plans.
The General Synod Pension Plan is a Specified Multi-Employer Plan of which the participating employers include dioceses and other Church-related organizations.
There is also a Lay Retirement Plan, which is a defined contribution plan. The participating employers of this plan include various parishes and Church-related organizations. The record-keeping and administration of this plan has been outsourced to Great-West Life formerly Canada Life.
The Pension Office also administers the long-term disability plan and a group employee benefits program. The group benefit plans include coverage for life insurance, extended health, dental and vision care, and short-term disability. The group benefit plans are insured with Manulife. This coverage is open to clergy and lay employees of the member dioceses and organizations. Retiree coverage is also available.
There is also a Self-Insured Death Benefit that covers active employees for $10,000 and retirees for $4,000.
The Continuing Education Plan is also administered by The Pension Office.
PENSION COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP — 2019-2020
The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Primate
The Ven. Alan Perry, The General Secretary
Ms. Hanna Goschy, Treasurer and CFO
Rev. Dr. Karen Egan, Prolocutor
Ms. Judy Robinson, Director of Pensions
ELECTED BY 2019 GENERAL SYNOD:
The Rt. Rev. Mary Irwin-Gibson, Montreal
The Rt. Rev Geoffrey Woodcroft, Diocese of Rupert’s Land
The Ven. David Selzer, Diocese of Ottawa
Mr. Robert Dickson, Diocese of New Westminster
Mrs. Joyce Badley, Diocese of Toronto
Mr. Bob Boeckner, Toronto
Ms. Sheryl Kennedy, Toronto
Ms. Josephine Marks, Toronto
Mr. Stephen Koning, Calgary
Mr. David Stovel, Toronto
Ms. Karen McRae, Toronto
The Rt. Rev Philip Poole, Barrie
Mr. Jordan N. Fremont, Toronto
Rt. Rev William Cliff, Brandon
APPOINTED BY THE PENSION COMMITTEE:
The Ven. Samuel Rose, Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador
The Rev. Canon Todd Townshend, Diocese of Huron
Mr. Michael Attwood, Diocese of Toronto
The Ven. Travis Enright, Diocese of Edmonton
The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, Diocese of New Westminster